NORTH ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD.
A meeting of the above Board was hold on Thursday. Present— Messrs. H. T. Winter (chairE. Saunders, H. Frixdlander, and Joseph Hunt. CORRESPONDENCE. An application was received from Hugh Kennedy and others, asking for cuttings to be made and the road formed, to connect Wilson’s road with the Beach road. The Surveyor was instructed to report on the matter. From residents in Trevorton, calling attention to the bad state of the footpath on the Beach road, and asking that the footpath be shingled, and Trevor road formed to the Terrace, so as to lead the water from the main road.
The application was granted. Application from Mr. Leadley and others, to have the Wakanui township road shingled. Postponed. From Nicholas Fitzgerald, offering a right of road through his land at £lO per acre, providing the Boai'd fenced the land, or £l6 if he had to fence it himself. From James Wilson, offering land for same object at £22 per acre for improved land, and £2O for unimproved. The Surveyor was instructed to reply that if the ratepayers wished to have the road the Board would be willing to pay half the cost, and failing their consent to this course the Board would take a drainage area through it. Messrs. Collinson and others applied for a road off the Seafield road to be shingled, leading past Messrs. Hooper and Dodson’s.
Mr. Denshire also applied for a road near his residence to be shingled. Both applications were postponed till later on in the meeting. From Weeks and Dixon, soliciting a shrre of the Board’s advertising. Mr. Friedlander proposed that the advertising be divided among the papers equally, -without adding to the expense. Agreed to. From the County Council, stating that they could not according to law alter the name of the district.
It was resolved to correspond with Mr. Wright, the member for the district, asking him to try if he could do anything in the raattex-.
Mr. J. E. March, Immigration Officer, wrote asking if there were any unoccupied cottages in the district. The Secretary stated there were none. The Surveyor’s report was read as follows :
According to instructions we accepted tenders for one month for maintenance of Beach road, Wilson’s road, and Wakanui roads. The following roads have been inspected :—Gardner’s road —This road has been completed in a satisfactory manner. Chertsey road —The contractor is proceeding with this work. Fitzgerald’s road—This road has been completed. With regard to roads requiring metalling, the following we think are necessary : Estimated
Chs. Cost. Ru ! es and Cochrane’s roads ... 745 ••• £ ll S4Denshire’s ~ ... 260 ... 4°3
Wakanui Township „ ... 175 ••• 2 7 1 Leaddley’s ~ 186 ... 279 Corbett’s ■ ~ ... 14° ••• 21 7 Butterick’s ~ ... 37° 573 East Belt „ • - 55 ••• Boundary 3 2 ° 49 6 We have examined the ground through which it is proposed to connect the Beach road with Wilson’s road, and recommend the one proceeding along the boundary between Fitzgerald and Wilson for a distance of 33 chains to the terrace ; thence to a point on the opposite terrace; this route has natural facilities for a roadway. It will take about nine acres out of rural section 4844 and 3 acres out of rural section 17261, the price for which will be laid before you. The cost of making the road we estimate at £250. Tenders will be laid before you for the maintenance of roads in the district for twelve months ; for formation and metalling of Gibson’s road, and for forming to full width the Beach road. It was decided to shingle the following roads : , Rule’s road, 430 chains ; Denshire s, 180 do. ; Leadley’s, 279 do. ; Smith’s, 85 do ; Butterick’s, 573 do. Mr. John Carter wrote applying for payment for shingle taken out of rural section 1120, for shingling Jones’s Road. The Board resolved to pay Mr. Carter, providing the High School Board, to whom the land belonged, offered no objection. The Clerk was instructed to urge upon Mr. J. E. Buchanan the necessity of at once taking steps to recover all outstanding rates. Tenders were opened for the following works :
Gibson s road —E. Thomas, formation, per chain, 7s 9d; shingling, Is Id per yard, maintenance of roads, W. Silcock, 2s 5d per chain. The pay-sheet was passed, and the Board resolved to strike a rate of Is. in the pound for the year 1879-80.
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